Cheaper Alternative to Amazon Kindle Fire: Wendell (Video)

Earlier this week, Amazon introduced a new line of Kindles, including a larger HD version and the new Paperwhite. If you’re looking for much more budget friendly e-reader, Conan O’Brien has one for you. Introducing Wendell, who’s only $5. I like Wendell’s dry read of 50 Shades of Grey. And for $10, he’ll get freaky! […]

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September Book Club Announcement: The Bloodletter’s Daughter by Linda Lafferty

The Bloodletter's Daughter by Linda Lafferty

For our second September book club selection, we’re headed to early 17th century for a fictional account of the Bohemian Hapsburg Court in Linda Lafferty’s The Bloodletter’s Daughter (A Novel of Old Bohemia).  Read more and find out how you can win 1 of 5 copies of the book! Inspired by a real-life murder that threatened to […]

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Invisible Illness Week: Book Recommendations

Invisible Illness Week

This week is National Chronic Invisible Illness Awareness Week - a week dedicated to raising the visibility for the countless people who suffer from illnesses that can’t be seen.   Chances are, you or someone you know is directly affected by an illness that can’t be seen; they shape our lives in ways that are hard […]

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Book Club Day: January First by Michael Schofield

As parents, we all have our difficult days with our children. My toddler’s hour-long tantrum in the car was a good reminder of this. Sometimes children are not being contrary to push our buttons, but rather they are just being themselves. In  January First, father Michael Schofield realizes that his daughter Jani isn’t being difficult or […]

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Book Review: Charlotte Markham & the House of Darkling

Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling by Michael Boccacino

Another book I am thankful to have received for review  this summer from William Morrow Paperbacks was Michael Boccacino’s Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling.  I am a sucker for a great title and book cover, and this one really came through on both of those.  A rusty gate as the background of an […]

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Book Review: The Girl Below by Bianca Zander


I am so grateful for all of the books I received this summer to review!  One of the novels I received from the nice folks over at William Morrow was Bianca Zander’s  The Girl Below.  Once again, this one seemed pretty much right up my alley – time travel, a bit of Britain, and a […]

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